Working with Western Counties – December 2019

Giles Arnold, Church Growth Trust’s Chief Executive, has over the years built a close relationship with Brian Knowles, the Chairman of Western Counties and South Wales Evangelization Trust.  They have met up regularly to compare notes on the two organisations, which share a similar vision of keeping independent church buildings in Gospel use.  It was therefore a great shock to Giles Arnold to hear of Brian Knowles being called to glory only four days after Giles Arnold had, by Brian Knowles invitation, attended the Western Counties Trustees’ Meeting. 

The meeting was very positive.  “I felt very welcomed by the trustees and was delighted to be able to talk about our common vision and ways of being able to work more closely together, even though we have different structures to our organisations” stated Giles Arnold.  “I will miss Brian’s friendship”. 

Brian Knowles will be a hard act to follow.  Although he was in his 80s, he was carrying out the majority of the work for the Trust.  Please continue to pray with Church Growth Trust for the work of Western Counties, as the trustees make the necessary changes over the coming months.